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What We Lose When We Lose Local News

It’s a familiar story. The same sad song. The newspaper industry is dying.

It’s a tale we’ve been telling for decades. Local newspapers have been unable to adapt to thedigital age.Advertising space online is dominated by Facebook and Google. But that is only part of the story.

A new investigation byThe Atlanticlooks intoAlden Global Capital, the secretive hedge fund that’s gutted newsroom staff and owns more than 200 papers across the country including The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, and the New York Daily News.

We speak to the reporter behind that investigation about what is lost when local newspapers are shut down.

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Arfie Ghedi